Thursday, March 15, 2012

Provincial Symbols of Sindh

Sindh is the province of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhi people. It is also locally known as the "Mehran". The name of Sindh is derived from the Indus River.Sindh is bounded to the west by the Indus River and Balochistan, to the north by Punjab, the east by the Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan and to the south by the Arabian Sea. The capital of the province is Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and financial hub.

"Sindh Ibex" the Provincial Animal of Sindh:

The Sindh Ibex  is a vulnerable wild goat commonly native to southern Pakistan.Sindh Ibex are rather stocky animals with thick-set bodies and strong limbs terminating in broad hooves. The extent of white hairs in the hind neck and body region of males increases with age. The hair in summer coat is short and coarse and even in adult males is more reddish-buff in colour. Males have short beards, but females lack any beard. Older males have a dark face pattern. The horns are strongly keeled in front, sweeping upwards and outwards with the tips generally diverging. 

Sind Sparrow" the P"rovincial Bird of Sindh:
The Sind Sparrow (Passer pyrrhonotus) is a passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae. It is patchily distributed around the Indus valley region of Pakistan, where its habitat is usually tall grass and thorn scrub near water.The Sind Sparrow is gregarious, generally forming small groups of four to six birds while feeding and at breeding colonies. uring winter, the non-breeding season, it forms larger flocks of as many as 30 birds, and joins flocks with other seed-eating birds. The Sind Sparrow feeds mainly on the seeds of grasses and other plants such as Polygonum plebeium. The nesting season is April to September and it builds its nests in the upper branches of thorny trees or the ends of thin branches hanging over water. Both the male and female take part in nest building and incubation.

"Water Hyacinth " the Provincial Flower of Sindh:
The seven species of water hyacinth comprise the genus Eichhornia.Water hWith broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves are 10–20 cm across, and float above the water surface. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black. An erect stalk supports a single spike of 8-15 conspicuously attractive flowers, mostly lavender to pink in colour with six petals.yacinth are a free-floating perennial aquatic plant.

"Kandi"(Prosopis Cineraria) the Provincial Tree of Sindh:
Kandi (Prosopis cineraria) is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to arid portions of Western and South Asia, such as the Arabian and Thar Deserts. It is the provincial tree of the Sindh province of Pakistan.

"Karachi" the Capital City of Sindh:
Karachi is the largest and most educated city, main seaport and the main financial centre of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the province of Sindh.Karachi is the most populous city in the country, one of the world's largest cities in terms of population and also the 10th largest urban agglomeration in the world. It is Pakistan's premier centre of banking, industry, economic activity and trade and is home to Pakistan's largest corporations, including those involved in textiles, shipping, automotive industry,entertainment, the arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. The city is a major hub of higher education in South Asia and the wider Muslim world.

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